The Domestic Work Act

The Act (1970:943) on working time etcetera in domestic work contains stipulations about work that an employee carries out in the household of the employer.

The act does not apply, however, if the employee is a member of the employer’s family, except in those cases where the employee is a personal assistant according to the Swedish Act (1993:387) concerning support and service for persons with certain functional impairments.

The Act on working time etcetera in domestic work contains stipulations about, among other things:

  • overtime
  • protection against ill health etcetera
  • entering and ending the employment contract
  • supervision, as well as
  • responsibility, sanction fee, and damages.

Au pair in Sweden

All stipulations in The Act on working time etcetera in domestic work apply for employees who are 18 years of age or over and who work or shall work as au pair in Sweden, that is to say work which is carried out in the employer’s home. For employees under the age of 18, only certain stipulations in the Act on working time etcetera in domestic work apply.

Work permit

Information about work permits for work as an au pair in Sweden can be found at the Swedish Migration Agency.

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Last updated 2015-08-20